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Instructor (Biology)

Apply now Department: 3670020060 Biology
Job no: 503573
Work type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Natural / Physical Sciences, Education / Instructional

About This Role:

The Division of Biology at Kansas State University is currently seeking two full-time instructors to teach human body lab, assist in cadaver dissection, and for teaching several laboratory sections in an undergraduate course focusing on human anatomy and physiology.One instructor will begin August 2018 for the Fall semester and the other will begin January 2019 for the Spring semester. Opportunities for mentoring undergraduate research projects may also be available.

Instructional responsibilities include: classroom and laboratory instruction, laboratory preparation, updating and maintenance of syllabi and other class materials, integration of lab material with other portions of the Human Body course, evaluation of student competence, assessment of student mastery of unit and university learning objectives, and preparation of student progress and grade reports.

Other responsibilities include: participation in weekly staff meetings, academic advising and campus events such as open house, student award ceremonies and graduation ceremonies.

Why Join Us:

The Division of Biology awards undergraduate degrees in three areas (Biology, Microbiology, and Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology) and currently serves over 800 majors. Kansas State University is located in the city of Manhattan (http://www.ci.manhattan.ks.us), a pleasant community of about 50,000 located in the scenic Flint Hills of northeastern Kansas, about 2 hours from Kansas City.  Local recreational opportunities include a large lake/park system, diverse outdoor activities, athletic events, and a rich program in the performing arts.  Manhattan also serves as the regional center for education, health care, commerce, entertainment and communications.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in biology or related field
  • 2 years of experience and demonstrated excellence in biological science instruction at the community college, college, or university level
  • Qualifications and experience to teach anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level
  • Qualifications to teach other introductory and modern biology courses
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring students and serving a diverse population
  • Demonstrated self-motivation and ambition
  • Ability to work on teams
  • Evidence of interest in undergraduate teaching
  • Ability to work in a collegial manner with students and colleagues in a large, modern and diverse university setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A doctorate (eg. Ph.D., D.V.M., M.D.) in the biological sciences or related field
  • Experience in human anatomy and specimen dissection

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Brief description of instructional interests
  4. Statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. Teaching evaluations or other demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction
  6. Representative reprints
  7. Transcripts
  8. Three letters of reference uploaded direct from the author

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range:

Salary will be competitive, depending on experience and other qualifications.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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